Ok. Confession: “princess” my dresses were never really my thing, so I was surprised by how drawn to this beautiful ombré shoulder wing maxi dress I was.
So I am living up the princess dreams I didn’t even know I had!
From the three I got, this was probably my “least” favourite and as such the one which surprised me the most.
As soon as I received it, I had to try it on and I knew immediately I’d shoot it because it is magical.
The blush and navy ombré reminds me of when the fairies in Sleeping Beauty are fighting over the colour of her dress – pink and blue. The glittery tulle with some added sparkly stars really looks like magic was cast over it.
The dress flows and shines beautifully. The apt princess neckline together with the drop sleeves just make it even more wonderful.
Goddiva dresses sizes start at an 8 and it’s a tad big for me on the chest and waist – nothing a belt and a strapless bra didn’t solve!
I also accessorised with my beloved Christian Louboutin pailette caresse all turned to silver. Id probably throw in a lips clutch in silver mirror to wear for an occasion.
I decided to shoot it at the stunning St Dunstan on the east former church with was bombed in the II world war abs is now a beautiful garden open to the public.
I highly recommend you pay a visit if in London, it’s a haven of tranquility and peace, on top of its beauty and history.
I am usually a fan of sequin dresses, a bit more skin tight, but this dreamy dress has definitely got my heart!
Only regret? I should’ve worn a tiara.
Goddiva has a great selection and I hear their new season dresses section is growing considerably for the party months, even if it is to party from your sitting room.
This post contains PR products and was created in collaboration with Goddiva with no obligation to post. Words are all my own, opinions and images too!
Do you ever, like me, go into TK MAXX and feel like a kid in a sweet shop, not knowing where to look?
That happens in most locations, but I always managed to find what I need: be my most convenient, London Stratford or my closest to work, Bank, but their new Oxford Street location just took that feeling to a whole new level, where big brands at small prices are spread across four floors.
Modern, spacious, organised, friendly and full of cute corners, with a killer stock!
You can find their usual accessories, beauty, shoes, women, children, toys and men sections, together with the coveted Gold Label, jewellery and also Pre-Loved, a small super luxury section where you can find big ticket second hand designer accessories.
Think original dream handbags, procured and authenticated. How great is that?
The beauty section is always fun for me – so many fabulous brands I love and worked with in the past and you can truly find some gems.
It is also a great place to discover new brands and products!
Now, the home section has my heart – so much that at my visit to the new shop I ended up getting most of my little visit haul from there, including a set of four beautiful iridescent glasses for £7.99 and a 15oz candle for the same price.
Where can you find great glassware at such good price? Cushions as fas as the eye can see? Towels so soft and so affordable? Kitchen utensils staples but also some you didn’t even know you needed?
Candles, for example, I will never pay through my nose for that again; they have so may options of excellent quality!
Not going to lie, I got this very seasonal Sea Salt Pumpkin (yum) there the last time, but I have at least two of the same brand, with more classic fragrances I like for my home, purchased a while back, stocked up and ready to go.
And the shoes? Have you ever paid attention to the calibre of the designers at the Gold Label section? It is INSANE. And the savings you get?
Add that to the rows and rows of the non- gold label footwear at even better value.
Talking about Gold Label, the same goes for clothes. Some gorgeous stock going.
I went a bit more modest and got this fabulous pink coat at a very affordable £39.99 that is going to see me through the autumn very well. I love a pop of colour, especially in the colder months where everything is so grey!
I have, apart from the goodies I got in this shopping trip, many a gems from TK MAXX.
My kitchen is full of amazing accessories from known brands which were purchased there for a fraction of the price.
Who remembers my gorgeous silver holographic glitter boots that look a million dollars but was purchased for £17 a few months back?
And who hasn’t got the heartache of not having bought something, just to go back a few days later to get it and not find? A black leather handbag, circa 2010, Clapham. My heart.
TK MAXX works with many designer brands – big and small – and are always procuring the latest in fashion.
You may think most of it stock is past season, but the vast majority comes from current season overproduced, overbuys from stores, and some especially manufactured stock for TK MAXX which negotiates volume and good prices, which are passed on to us, consumers!
Great for the pocket and also a good chance for surplus stock to actually get sold and used. Oh, and it does not hurt they look sooooo good!
Oh, and they have plenty of Halloween stuff at the moment!
TK MAXX has many stores across the UK, Europe and Australia – so easy to find one near you. Visit the new one at 203-207 Oxford Street, just a few minutes from the tube station.
Oh, and don’t forget they also put some of their stock online, so visit their website – you can use gift cards and even click and collect at the shop!
Please note that this was a PR offered opportunity. I was invited to visit their new shop and given a gift card to buy some tempting items, but the above is based on my experience on the day and general, asa customer, with TK MAXX.
If you a heels lover like me, and especially if you live in London, you know how hard it is to navigate the streets and public transport in towering heels. The struggle is real.
I’ve been a fan of carrying flat pump in my bag to change for quite sometime now and the foldable pump changed my life.
The main problem is most of the ones I tried are pretty much disposable: flimsy and uncomfortable, a few wears and its paper thin sole is coming apart.
Not great if you ask me.
That’s why I was rather impressed with the Sinderella foldable ballet pumps.
As far as foldable pumps go, It has a decent non-slip rubber sole, strong “vegan leather” upper and my best surprise: a very comfortable, cushioned and soft inner, thanks to its memory foam insoles.
They feel super comfortable to wear and take weather quite well. I love the sole goes over back the end of the shoe to help avoid it dragging on the floor and then ruining the pumps in no time, as it happens to most.
Folding is easy and it folds to some 2.5cm (d) x 13cm (l) x 8cm (w). It comes in a pouch and with a carry back and my only complaint would be that bag is not big enough to fit my heels (I’m only size 4!) when I am wearing the pumps.
They come in a few different colours and mine is London, a black with diamond shape stitching. They usually sell for £29.99 but at the moment they have a fab sale on and you can grab yours for £19.99 a pair!
This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my experience with the product and reflects my honest opinion on them.
Oh, this year I went a bit crazy on the style front. I bought a few dream bags and shoes and also tried a few different things.
2015 also saw the birth of Dani’s Little Book of Fashion, a more structured approach to fashion on the blog.
It talks trends and style touches that are wearable and easy to incorporate. So which bits are my favourites? I am glad you asked…
Stepping out of the black Louboutin world, I went for nude and won’t look back! The Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 in nude patent is a wardrobe staple.
I always wanted some exotic leather shoes and when I saw the Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies Mika Python, I just knew it had to be them; I’ve always had a think for snake skin… Although rather out there, they are quite neutral in a muted gold. Love.
Flats are a bit of a downer for me, usually more a necessity rather than taste, but these super quirky Office Retreat boy-ish brogues are just too cool for school in silver leather, cow’s hair and pointy toes.
After much deliberation, I decided to invest in a Chanel handbag. I went for the classic shape, in a smaller size, with some seasonal quirks. Could not be happier with my choice!
The first time I saw a Lulu Guinness Lips clutch I knew I had to have it. And I chose the black one, which is the perfect clutch.